Computational Statistical Physics

Lecture Notes, Guwahati SERC School

  • Editors
  • Sitangshu Bikas Santra
  • Purusattam Ray

Part of the Texts and Readings in Physical Sciences book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sitangshu Bikas Santra, Purusattam Ray
    Pages 1-33
  3. Sitangshu Bikas Santra, Purusattam Ray
    Pages 67-121
  4. Hemant Kumar, Prabal K. Maiti
    Pages 161-197
  5. Subhankur Mitra, Samrath Lal Chaplot
    Pages 199-230
  6. Anjan Kumar Chandra, Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    Pages 251-277
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


The present book is an outcome of the SERC school on Computational Statistical Physics held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, in December 2008.

Numerical experimentation has played an extremely important role in statistical physics in recent years. Lectures given at the School covered a large number of topics of current and continuing interest.

Based on lectures by active researchers in the field- Bikas Chakrabarti, S Chaplot, Deepak Dhar, Sanjay Kumar, Prabal Maiti, Sanjay Puri, Purusattam Ray, Sitangshu Santra and Subir Sarkar- the nine chapters comprising the book deal with topics that range from the fundamentals of the field, to problems and questions that are at the very forefront of current research.

This book aims to expose the graduate student to the basic as well as advanced techniques in computational statistical physics. Following a general introduction to statistical mechanics and critical phenomena, the various chapters cover Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulation methodology, along with a variety of applications. These include the study of coarsening phenomena and diffusion in zeolites.< /p>

In addition, graphical enumeration techniques are covered in detail with applications to percolation and polymer physics, and methods for optimisation are also discussed. Beginning graduate students and young researchers in the area of statistical physics will find the book useful. In addition, this will also be a valuable general reference for students and researchers in other areas of science and engineering.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Hindustan Book Agency 2011
  • Publisher Name Hindustan Book Agency, Gurgaon
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-93-80250-15-1
  • Online ISBN 978-93-86279-50-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-8849
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-8857
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